• Elite runners from all over the globe make their way to Copper Mountain for the La Maratona Verticale, a part of the 2014 US SkyRunning Series on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27. La Maratona Verticale at Copper Mountain will feature a full (26.2 Miles- 42k) and a half (13.1 Miles- 21k)...

  • With some last-minute touches to trails and courses this week, Winter Park Resort is ready to welcome the world to the 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival, beginning this Thursday, July 24 and continuing through Sunday, July 27. The largest event of its kind in the United States, the Colorado Freeride...

  • The “Dog Days Of Summer” has an entirely different meaning at Winter Park Resort, where man’s best friend has been enjoying the fragrant Columbine below and the cool mountain air.  The relaxation will be short lived, however, as the Colorado Freeride Festival, the largest freeride mountain...

  • Steep New Lines in Telluride

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    Woohoo! It’s dumping in Colorado, especially in the San Juans. Just saw a report that said Telluride got 16 in the last two days and that it’s currently under a winter storm warning.

    That makes it the perfect time to check out all of the new steep lines the resort has opened up in the last year in the “sidecountry” terrain of Revelation Bowl and Black Iron Bowl. It’s all inbounds and controlled for avalanches, so it will only open up if it’s safe. It’s a spectacular stomping ground for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders, offering up some of the best vertical thrills in the state.

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  • The Wolf is Howlin’ (Again)

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    The calendar says winter begins Dec. 21st, but it rolled in this past week at Wolf Creek. The medium-sized family-owned ski area in southwestern Colorado might not offer the glitz and glamour of its mega-resort brethren, but it’s definitely near the top of the heap when it comes to snow.

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  • Tasty New Treats for ’08-’09

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    With almost every resort officially open for the 2008-2009 season and copious amounts of snow falling, here’s a list of some of the tasty new treats on the menu in Colorado to whet your appetite this winter.

    1. The latest accoutrement in the transformation of Winter Park is the eight-passenger Village Cabriolet lift that will shuttle 2,800 skiers and snowboarders per hour from the free parking lots at the Vintage Hotel to the base of the new resort’s new village.

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  • Arapahoe Basin’s Ski School to open Saturday, November 15 for the season!

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    Arapahoe Basin will be opening The Molly Hogan Learning Area this Saturday, November 15. The Molly Hogan Chairlift will open at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. This means Snowsports Lessons for all levels will begin on Saturday as well. So call now to book your lessons, they will fill up quickly! For lesson information or to book a lesson, call 1-888-ARAPAHOE.

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  • It’s Dumping in Colorado!

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    In case you were stuck behind your desk all day (or living somewhere other than Colorado) and didn’t see the local news or check the Colorado snow report, it’s been dumping in the mountains! Loveland and A-Basin both have a new foot of snow, and that means early season skiing and riding is just getting better. It also means new terrain will be opening at each of those areas soon. And if it keeps up, more resorts could be firing up their lifts sooner than their anticipated mid-November opening days. (Copper Mountain and Wolf Creek are almost ready!)

    If nothing else, it could solve your dilemma about your Halloween costume, right? You can play hooky from work/school/whatever on Friday, get some turns in and keep your snow gear on for trick-or-treating and other types of frivolous Halloween behavior.

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  • 10 Reasons to Hit the Slopes in October

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    Loveland and A-Basin have been open for almost a week. Yes, there’s limited terrain, but this week’s cold weather means more snow is on the way. Here are 10 reasons to get your gear together and head up for a day (or even a half-day) of skiing or riding:

    10—Because if you wait until December, you’ll wish you’d gone earlier. (Trust us on this one.)

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  • Day 2 — Loveland

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    So I decided at the late Saturday night to zip up to Loveland for a few turns on Sunday morning. (That’s Day 2 for me, if you’re counting at home.) After sleeping in (you can do that in October and no worry about ski traffic), I picked up a friend, stopped for bagels and coffee and cruised up to Loveland. We buzzed the groomed terrain on the Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run trails, all the while looking toward the top of the mountain and thinking about a day later this winter when we’ll ski the copious amounts of deep powder off of Chair 9.

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  • First Chair Dedicated to Ski Pioneer Edna Dercum

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    When Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2008-2009 season at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, the first seat on the Challenger chair lift was wrapped in a blue blow and dedicated to Edna Dercum, one of the founding members of A-Basin back in 1946. Dercum passed away in September at the age of 94, after spending much of her life skiing in Colorado.

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  • Day 1 — A-Basin, Loveland

    on October 15 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    It’s 5:45 a.m. when I finish loading my car and pull out of my driveway in Boulder. The sky is dark but there is an ambient glow from the brilliant full moon hovering overhead.

    I remind my drowsy self that I could easily sleep for another hour before starting what might be a typical work day.

    But it’s Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland and, while I’m not a zealot who has any intention of getting on one of the first few chairs of the season, I’m super-stoked about skiing for the first time since last March. More on that in a moment …

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  • Opening Day in Colorado

    on October 15 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    In most places, the middle of October means baseball playoffs, football games and colored leaves fall from trees. But in Colorado it means the start of the ski and snowboard season. And today was Opening Day, baby!

    Skiing in October is a Colorado phenomenon and a rite of passage for many of the diehards who live here. If you just couldn’t wait to break in your shiny new season pass or new gear or whatever, it meant you either called in sick, showed up late or just plain blew off work, school, family and various other responsibilities in order to get back on snow. A-Basin and Loveland opened at 8:30 a.m. with throngs of skiers and snowboarders eager to make some turns.

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